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Scandinavian Almond Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Scandinavian Almond Bars, by , is from Food for Friends, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jessica Koeneman
Added: Sunday, March 15, 2009


1 3/4 c. Flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 c. Butter
1 c. Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
1/2 c. Sliced Almonds

Almond icing:
1 c. Powdered Sugar
1/4 tsp. Almond Extract
1/4 c. Milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and almond extract; mix until fluffy. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
Divide dough into 4 pieces, and roll each one into a log about 12 inches long. Place 2 logs per cookie sheet 4 to 5 inches apart. Flatten each roll by hand until it is about 3 inches wide. Brush flattened roll with milk and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. While the cookies are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal, into slices about 1 inch wide. When cool, drizzle with almond icing.

Almond icing: In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cookies.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes




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